Recently, we celebrated the priesthood with the funeral of Fr. Vince Gleeson. It was good to see so many Knights come out to pray for him and to give thanks to God for the 56 years of faithful ministry that he provided our diocese. Fr. Vince spent several years at our Diocesan Mission in northern Peru, where he began a credit union to help poor farmers and so that children may have school supplies each September. At priest’s funerals, before the final prayer, all priests sing the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) as a send off for our brother. As we honoured Our Lady during the month of May, it was quite comforting to know that one of her sons was welcomed home to the house of the Father.
With my prayers,
Fr. Patrick Bénéteau
Director of Vocations and Seminarians